Cold front moves through this evening

Moisture from former Hurricane Patricia headed our way


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This afternoon's line of showers was certainly intriguing. There was very little lightning with the line, and certainly no towering cumulonimbus clouds extending miles upward. Rather, it was a skinny line of low-topped showers that tapped into a strong wind field aloft to generate numerous 25-30 mph wind gusts, and scattered gusts approaching 40 mph. We are very fortunate that no sunshine broke out ahead of that line of showers, because that would have further destabilized the atmosphere and allowed those showers to grow a few thousand feet taller…and that could have been enough to generate some 50+ mph gusts.

The rest of the night looks breezy but quiet and clouds will gradually break up toward dawn. Lows in the mid 40s (7° Celsius). Northwest wind at 10-15 mph overnight.

Even if some of us start our Sunday partly cloudy, most of the day should end up mostly sunny…the back half of our weekend looks like a splendid fall day…with highs in the mid to upper 50s (14° Celsius). No weather issues for Lions tailgaters. Go Lions! Sunday's sunrise is at 7:58 a.m., and Sunday's sunset is at 6:37 p.m.

Mostly clear Sunday night, with lows in the mid to upper 30s (3° Celsius) outside of the Detroit Urban Heat Island, and near 40° (5° Celsius) in the heat island.

Mostly sunny on Monday, with highs mid to upper 50s (14° Celsius).

Partly cloudy Monday night, with lows generally near 40° (5° Celsius).

Increasing clouds on Tuesday, with highs in the low 60s (16° Celsius). Some computer models try to bring in some rain Tuesday afternoon, but the majority of the long range models hold off the rain.

Rain develops Tuesday night, with lows in the low 50s (11° Celsius).

More much-needed rain and thunderstorms are likely on Wednesday as moisture from former Hurricane Patricia is drawn northward into the Great Lakes region. Highs near 60° (15° Celsius). It will also become windy on Wednesday.

Rain diminishes Wednesday night, and winds increase. Lows near 45° (7° Celsius).

Mostly cloudy, very windy and colder on Thursday, with just the small chance for a scattered light rain and / or snow shower. Highs briefly near 50° (10° Celsius), but most of the day will be in the 40s…and the wind will make it feel even colder.

Still breezy Thursday night, but becoming mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s (2° Celsius).

Mostly sunny on Friday, with highs in the low to mid 50s (11° Celsius).

There's still no change to my Halloween outlook. Saturday looks to be a mostly sunny day, with dry conditions for the Trick or Treaters! Even the wind doesn't look like anything to worry about. Temperatures will fall from highs in the mid 50s into the 40s by the time the kids head out to gather the pounds of candy they'll feast on for the next few weeks.

REMINDER: NEXT SATURDAY is the night we set our clocks back one hour and return to Eastern Standard Time. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep! And how fortunate that we get it on Halloween night!

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